Hawaii Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 9 schools)

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Hawaii Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Hawaii. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Hawaii, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


Studying and working in tropical Hawaii is certainly a tempting opportunity. Whether you’re a surfer, love warm weather or simply can’t get enough of the islands’ tropical beauty, you’re bound to love living in this state. Hawaii has a population of roughly 1.3 million people and the capital city is Honolulu, a metropolitan area of approximately 374,000 people. Hawaii relies primarily on tourism to drive its economy but there are still plenty of opportunities for prospective teachers to serve local Hawaiian communities.

Teacher Education in Hawaii

Should you require financial assistance in order to pursue an education degree in Hawaii, the Hawaii State Incentive Grant and the State of Hawaii B Plus Scholarship are good choices. The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Education Scholarships are strictly for prospective teachers.

Teaching Careers in Hawaii

According to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual income for teachers in Hawaii is $47,690, though this can range widely depending on your chosen subject and level of education. Post-secondary educators can expect to make over $58,000 annually. In order to become a teacher in Hawaii, you must hold a bachelor's degree, pass a student-teacher program, and pass a content knowledge assessment.

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